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So, who was there? I was there. And I saw sevfiv. I even brought along some official HAIF candies for other forumers, but no one made themselves known.

I was there, but I was in the parking garage at Walker and Main on the 13th floor. It was a great view. I didn't take photos because 1) you can't really watch the implosion if your eyes are on the camera and 2) there were lots of people taking photos there and I assumed others would be posting.

It was the first time I had ever seen an implosion in person. The charges were a LOT louder than I anticipated. It's interesting that nothing visibly happened after the first round of charges, but after the second round the building just fell perfectly.

Actually, it was sad watching it come down. History falls before your eyes.

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I love this one

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Sunrise light is amazing! Check out my Flickr photostream for a similar sunrise light photo of downtown from last weekend.

I was up too late last night and also slept through the demolition. Plus the metro rail was closed for maintenance this morning and I didn't feel like driving...

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That's cool NH. I studied Google Earth for the best view. I thought I'd might have been able to get onto the parking garage at San Jacinto and Rusk, but it was closed off to everyone except the demolition guys. So I was stuck across the street.

When I saw you all on the other side (after the Montagu was blown away) on that other parking garage I couldn't believe I missed that vantage point. But, looks like you had a great view.

Thx for all the comments.

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When I saw you all on the other side (after the Montagu was blown away) on that other parking garage I couldn't believe I missed that vantage point.

The only reason I got to be there was because a friend of a friend works for one of the companies involved, and I went in their car.

I did have flashes of "If this garage doesn't withstand the impact of the implosion I'll be sandwiched between giant slabs of concrete until the rescue crews can dig me out!"

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